Lofty!

by shy kids

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released August 17, 2015

written & produced by shy kids
mastered by peter letros
album art photographed by julia hendrickson

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Track Name: Spirituals
these soft hands have a grip
of where the body they're a part of's going,
if it gets up in the morning.
papa's jeans never fit,
handed down his looks and nervous ticks,
but what about callouses?
he deserves each wink of sleep - white canvas is all he dreams of.
i dream of bombast abstractions,
will they be something that he's proud of?
will i ever receive applause from my creators or history's long thumb?
will i ever go to bed thinking i earned my good fortune?

these soft hands on my hips...
we'll finally dance along to melodies we sing inside our head all day,
they'll stay with us 'til they see the light.

until then, i'll give what i got, even if it's not special -
cuz i learn what i'm not when i'm out of perspective.
i find i fall in at the very last second,
but my body makes it hard to leave a lasting impression.

these soft hands have a grip (i find i fall in)
of where the body they're a part of's going (at the very last second)
but my body makes it hard...

it's what i'm working with, it's what i work toward,
not what i'm working on, or who i'm working for.
is it worth it?

it's what i'm working with, it's what i work toward,
not what i'm working on, or who i'm working for.
is it worth it? am i worth it?

and when it's done we'll dance and dance and dance.
Track Name: Ouroboros
jumping wildly atop my bed,
i cross my fingers and move ahead.
hope divides a shaking force.
with oven mitts, can't shut that door.

pigeon shit on a marble shrine,
hope glowing or a well-lit lie?
pigeon shit on a marble shrine,
in a squint, looks like no. 5

i wanna feel sorted
i wanna feel sorted
i gotta quit something
i wanna feel sorted

(ouroboros)

like the particles that you are made of
like the memories that you keep trace of
like the animal that we have caged up
like the body you'll never escape from
like the sciences behind our make-up
like the temple that you are the base of
like the spectrum that we are shade of
like an energy you cannot break up

organize organize keep it sorted
(i wanna feel sorted)
organize organize keep it sorted
(i wanna feel sorted)

organize organize keep it sorted
exercise exercise keep it sorted
wait in line wait in line fill the forms in
be on time be on time bring your own pen
diet right diet right no more chocolate
no white lies no white lies do the right thing
go outside go outside like a good kid
you'll be fine you'll be fine keep it sorted

you'll be fine you'll be fine keep it sorted
you'll be fine you'll be fine keep it sorted
you'll be fine you'll be fine keep it sorted
you'll be fine you'll be fine keep it sorted

i wanna feel sorted
i wanna feel sorted
i gotta quit something
Track Name: Terminally in Love With You
oh dinosaur, meteors aren't your friends
oh dying man, write your will while you still can

america, have you forgot bout rome?
my, you've gotten fat, but so have i... ugly and old.
terminally in love with you.

oh shallow seas, 'pologies for my friends
oh shaking tree, why'd you speak in words that no one understands?

america, have you forgot bout rome?
my, you've gotten fat, but so have i... ugly and old.

old stockholm syndrome
stuck all alone, in love with detainment.
oh coliseum, filling your stands
with all your pagans.
terminally in love with you.

oh sickly dog, give a paw for the barbital.
all, all of us there, all of the X's with a point.
bombs burst in the air, amen!
the scene was out of sight.

terminally in love with you
terminally in love with you
terminally in love with you (m-m-m-m-m-m-merica)
terminally in love with you (m-m-m-m-m-m-merica)

terminally in love with you.
Track Name: Flow Thru Another
we've made up our minds and we've made up a mission,
got borders and freedoms and unknown conditions.
i hope you don't, hope you don't, hope you don't, hope you -
i hope you don't, hope you don't, hope you don't mind.

blinders, car windows, or a life full of lust.
what pressures of needing will generate luck?
it's not gambling, gambling, gambling, gambling,
gambling, gambling, gambling life away.

what's special to you isn't special to everyone.
some things you love mean not much to another.
can't say any, say any, say any, say any,
say any, say any, anyone's wrong.

i borrowed a friend's spine and it held me up.
the things that you need will arise from the dark
just like wishing wells, wishing wells, wishing wells, wishing wells,
wishing wells, wishing wells, wishing wells will.

omit your hopes when somebody you know feels lonely.
won't try controlling you, that part of myself that i flow through.
that part of myself that i flow through.
that part of myself that i flow through.

but if we mix 'em right, like an apple pie,
the flavours might just make us shine.
like a pretty bee, lost to the breeze,
how it doesn't need to see.
and if we free up time, we could spend it right,
we could bend the light all the ways we'd like,
like a brand new child abandoned in the wild,
thinkin' we're so free.

it's dinner time and we're all inside.
it's first the rides and then the pie,
i lead the seats and then the meat,
then we do the greet just as you leave.
thinkin' if we free up time, we could spend it right,
we could bend the light all the ways we'd like,
like a brand new child abandoned in the wild,
thinkin' we're so free.

omit your hopes when somebody you know feels lonely.
won't try and control you, that part of myself that i flow through.
omit your hopes when somebody you know feels lonely.
won't try and control you, that part of myself that i flow through.
that part of myself that i flow through.
that part of myself that i flow through.
(won't try and control you)
that part of myself that i flow through.
Track Name: Baldwin
new home
new face
same shoe
new lace

old coat
old cane
same note
refrain

stay lofty!

i know our heads get better once it all fits between us
i'll walk in any weather if distance means we'll team up
never let it grow from me, bound to a bed and blanket
i know that my home will be wherever i have made it

if these walls could talk
i know what they'd say
they'd tell us a joke
'bout the good old days

(new home)
stay lofty!
stay!
Track Name: Forest Friends
is it my place to carve my name in someone else's tree?
to try and trim my neighbour's limbs when i don't like the leaves?
cuz the fruit nature makes
won't always taste the same in two different kitchens!

is it my way to speak my mind, and argue when you're wrong?
an off-note slides, it keeps inside, so we can sing along.
and i know how you feel...
and i'm sorry that we deal a little bit different.

yeah we function as brothers would,
having our fits and holding contempt for each other.
be careful as i plod beneath this canopy of boughs and leaves,
cuz these forest friends were hard to find
if i only brave the woods at night!

we'll never fuck up as brothers,
we'll sometimes fuck up as friends.

is it so bad to want a space where i can be my own?!
a groove where i can hide away, my forest friends may never know
how my hymns twist and bend...
but i love that we can spend an evening singing!

is it so bad to want a place where i can slow it down?
a half-time beat protecting me from voices pirouetting 'round.
and i don't mean to hurt...
and i'd like to learn to be a bit better!

yeah we function as brothers would,
holding a place and saving a tune for each other.
speak lightly as i plod beneath this canopy of yelps and screams,
cuz these forest friends were hard to find
if i only brave the woods at night.
Track Name: Which Wine?
money will give you wine,
any kind you'd seek in paradise.
but i don't know which one that i want...
i don't know which one that i'd like...

can't choose when there's a lot, i'm picky.
for now, i'll stick to taste and tot.
but i don't know which one that i want...
i don't know which one that i'd like...

thought it would be easier though.
give it a smell, is it just like your old home?
i don't think i like this type.
i don't think i like this, i don't think i like this.

but i'll give you a try.
if you give me your's, i'll give you mine.
cuz i just want to like myself, i just want to like myself.
maybe you'll make me might,
send those warm chills up my spine.
but i don't know which one that i want...
i don't know which one that i'd like...

thought it would be easier...

thought it would easy but no,
thought it would be easy to take you home.
i could drink a lot, drink a lot, drink a lot of wine.
i could drink a lot, drink a lot, drink a lot of wine.

thought it would easy but no,
thought it would be easy to take you home.
i could drink a lot, drink a lot, drink a lot of wine.
i could drink a lot, drink a lot, drink a lot of wine.

but i don't know which one that i want...
i don't know which one that i'd like...
Track Name: ® o c k e t s
a fear of heights, i might sprout wings -
hope these ropes and shoots really spring!

i have three feet, i can't pick two -
which ones wear my dancing shoes?

la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?
la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?

artificial flavours, i can't help but savour
the sugar so sweet and refined.
trees see all the colours in droplets of water,
i could too if i opened my eyes!
faster and faster, we tuned out the pastor,
carved names in the pews with our pens.

la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?
la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?

nothings gonna change it...
gonna change my world.
nothings gonna change it...
gonna change my world.

jackaroo david ain't gonna change my world.
nothings gonna change it...
gonna change my world

change my world, sugar!
change my world!

nothings gonna change it...
gonna change my world.
nothings gonna change it...
gonna change my world.

change it, all the fake shit,
all the habits that need breaking.
the ingredients are our making,
and i'm asking what they're made of.

it's this percent fructose,
and this percent aspirin,
and this percent sucrose,
and this percent plastic.
red dye number 5 certified by organic
government bodies, theres no need to panic.
it's all going fine, don't you further examine
why your body feels full, but your soul feels like a famine.
looking for a shortcut,
looking for a plan out,
looking for a hyperlink,
get me off this planet!
gravity limits me and i can't stand it!
make it all sweet, baby, make it all candy!
anything's mine if i only imagine -
a kid in a candy store that's diabetic.
it's all pretty great, but i make it sound tragic -
make it all sweet, baby, make it all candy!
make it all sweet, baby, make it all candy!
cuz we all know that life sucks without la-la-la-la

la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?
la-la-la-lollipop-rockets-bubble-gumdrops
candy crystallize, can it simplify?

(change my world, sugar! change my world!)
Track Name: Noodie
dancing around the mushroom cloud
dancing around the mushroom cloud
is naivety the burden? or is the burden learning?
bare-bum children running thru the sprinklers
bare-bum children running thru the sprinklers
fill your lungs up with whimsy.
existence is so flimsy.

GROW UP SLOWLY
life stays mysterious if you stay curious.
GO BACK TO SLEEP
chase your dreams in the dark, catch 'em when you wake up.

instant coffee
instant camera
instant winner
instant satisfaction
life is over in an instant
so why you gotta insist that we stay
dancing around the mushroom cloud
dancing around the mushroom cloud
is naivety the burden? or is the burden learning?

grow up slowly
life stays mysterious if you stay curious.
go back to sleep
chase your dreams in the dark, catch 'em when you wake up.

little noodie,
life stays mysterious if you stay curious.
go back to sleep
chase your dreams in the dark, catch 'em when you wake up.

slowly growing up right! (grow up slowly)
slowly growing up right! (grow up slowly)
slowly growing up right! (grow up slowly)
slowly growing up right! (grow up slowly)
chase your dreams in the dark, catch 'em when you wake up.
Track Name: Junk Mail
a new-found flu in animals we never knew were so ill.
a politician's finger's itchin' to press the button,
to press the big red button.

opening windows is closing my doors.

stopped for directions, then dissected.
wanna get home on time, and they wanna see my insides.
i left for work to forward jokes, never thinking bout airplanes,
never once thinking bout airplanes.

send this to ten friends and you'll be fine.
one more clove to keep out the vampires.

the inbox is empty, i'm sick of waiting around for this message.
another flash on the screen, another pinch from the dream,
a reminder to just keep living.

hey plug, don't wait, your juice is draining.
there's no outlet for you remaining.

sick with a virus, and the bug has got me pious.
i feel it all shutting down, so i look to the clouds,
maybe they'll remember who i was.

hey plug, don't wait, your juice is draining.
there's no outlet for you remaining.

i'm slamming on the keys
finding out about diseases
i never knew that i had.
minimizing all my lives
when the screens have turned to blinds to the
tab
tab
tab
tab
tab, i can't pay, pay it back, i said!

>> this moment you are in is the oldest you have been. you'll always feel your age if you're waiting for the end. never mind it, it'll find you, so just keep go go going.